[ltr]2023.05.26 - 22:08[/ltr]
Baghdad - people
The Second Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Shakhwan Abdullah, announced, on Friday, the postponement of the voting session on the budget scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, until further notice.
Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi said at the end of the week that Parliament would vote on the budget on Saturday.
Earlier, the Kurdistan Regional Government announced its rejection of the Parliamentary Finance Committee's amendments to its share of the budget.
The government said in a statement, which “NAS” received a copy of, (May 26, 2023), that “the changes introduced by some members of the Finance Committee in the Iraqi Parliament in the draft general budget law dated 5/25/2023 against the Kurdistan region are unconstitutional changes and clearly contradict With the agreement signed between the regional government and the federal government, as well as it constitutes a violation of the principles of the state administration government agreement and contradicts the essence of the ministerial curriculum that was voted on by the House of Representatives.
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And she stressed, "We, in the regional government, will not accept this injustice and violation of the rights of the people of Kurdistan at all, and we will not abide by any other decision outside the scope of the agreement signed with the government of Muhammad Shia al-Sudani."
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